Philadelphia Eagles draft: Revisiting those last ten wide receivers taken

Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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2014: Matthews and Huff are a part of a decent Philadelphia Eagles draft class.

The first wide receiver drafted in the Chip Kelly era was Jordan Matthews. He was taken by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt.

In his rookie season, Matthews recorded 67 receptions, notched 872 receiving yards, and scored eight touchdowns. Matthews looked like a solid pick as he trailed only Jeremy Maclin in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

His best season with the Birds came in 2015 as he led the team in receptions (85), receiving yards (997),  and touchdowns (eight). Two seasons later, he’d be traded to the Buffalo Bills for Ronald Darby, but he’d find his way back onto the roster two more times (2018 and 2019). Unfortunately, he’d never equal the original success he saw again.

He finished his career with the Eagles with 249 receptions, 3006 receiving yards, and 21 touchdowns in 62 games.

Josh Huff was also taken in 2014 but one round after the Birds chose Matthews. Huff’s best year with the Eagles came in his second NFL season. He played in 15 games, hauled in 27 receptions for 312 receiving yards, and reached the end zone three times.

The following year, he struggled to gain touches as there were a lot of guys to try and get the ball to like Zach Ertz, Matthews, and running back Darren Sproles. You can’t talk about the Chip Kelly era without bringing up this next guy though.